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About the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory

The research of OREC's Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory focuses on understanding the impact of diseases and injuries on biomechanical behaviors of the joints and bones, as well as seeking new orthopedic interventions and technologies to restore their functions.  The OBL conducts translational research in collaboration with orthopaedic clinicians for the improvement of patient care. Our work involves experimentation using human cadaveric specimens and composite bone models, combined with theoretical analysis to examine the structural responses under simulated loading conditions of the skeletal system during daily activities.


The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory seeks to advance knowledge of orthopaedic biomechanics through high-quality collaborative research that innovates orthopaedic medicine and improves patient care.


Major Equipment

Major Equipment of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory includes MTS servo-hydraulic axial-torsional material testing system (Landmark 370) with hydraulic grips; Optotrak Certus Motion Analysis System (NDI, Waterloo, ONT Canada); Tekscan joint pressure system with software and maps for multiple sensors; Equine portable radiograph unit and wireless digital imaging panel.



Research at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory is led by Dr. Mei Wang and Senior Research Engineer, Linda McGrady.



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